Hippocampus algiricus

Peter Wirtz, Carlos Eduardo L. Ferreira, Sergio R. Floeter, Ronald Fricke, Joao Luiz Gasparini, Tomio Iwamoto, Luiz Rocha, Claud, 2007, Coastal Fishes of Sao Tome and Principe islands, Gulf of Guinea (Eastern Atlantic Ocean) - an update., Zootaxa 1523, pp. 1-48: 7

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Hippocampus algiricus


Hippocampus algiricus  ZBK  Kaup, 1856

CAS 21441 (1 specimen) Príncipe, mouth of a creek flowing into Praia Rei, Bahia das Agulhas. UFES 154 (4 specimens) Lagoa Azul. Afonso et al. (1999) used the synonym H. punctulatus  ZBK  Guichenot, 1853. A color photo of an animal from São Tomé was printed in Debelius (1998) and in Kuiter (2000) under the synonym H. deanei  ZBK  Duméril, 1857. According to Lourie et al. (2004), the habitat is unknown. The NGS expedition found this to be a common species in shallow water (from 1 m depth down to at least 25 m depth), frequently clinging to large sponges.